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Nature Facts

  • The Portuguese Man-of-War, a jellyfish like creature, has tentacles that may be more than 30m (about 100 ft) long.

  • The skin of poison dart frogs contains a dangerous toxin.

  • Electric eels are capable of emitting a discharge of 600 volts.

  • The Pitohui, a bird from New Guinea, has poisonous skin and feathers.

  • Puffer fish can be poisonous to eat if not prepared properly.

  • The bark of the Willow tree was the original source for making aspirin.

  • Fresh water weighs approximately 8.4 pounds per gallon.

  • Man is the only animal that sleeps on its back.

  • Mosquitos are responsible for the most human deaths due to the many diseases they carry.

  • Flamingos can only eat with their heads upside down.

  • Cows don't have upper front teeth.

  • A pound of feathers weighs the same as a pound of rocks.